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Yeah, well, my grandad farmed near Wisbech, and that didn't look very different. On the other hand, it's a bugger getting an upside down tractor out of a dyke. Horses were even worse (though that never happened in my time).


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Well the end of the field is about 2.5 kms that way. So combines run just enough to get up and back for a tankfull. Yes I know we left one row. But you try counting rows when setting out a new cut.


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Looks like I found where that one row went..


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heck if that one horse power aint got some go.


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heck I reckon they and the horse deserve a bit of gleanings. Time at home is fair tough.


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Another tractor picture. Your ex boss should get some wheels and power on the job not those little tracks. Wish I did have this one but I dont. Fraid mine comes in red. With case stieger written on the side. Still s/h and full powershift unbeatable. Like the 8000 series of JD too good value and repair yourself.


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great pictures Danube,i find your kind of farming out there quite fascinating-i've got to renew my passport so i can get out there and take a look.As for the light green machine,i have had the pleasure of piloting a steiger panther quite a few years ago and absolutely loved it.

Theres a farm local to my parents that are some distant relations of mine and they run 3000 acres.They have always run Steigers,FW60's and Versatile 946's right up to today and its a pleasure to see them working.

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Sadly my pictures pale into insignificance compared to danube's but heres a few more from last autumn,I ended up working for my g/f's folks

Me at the helm of the good 'ol massey 38
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Blacked over a few acres with this...
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Nice to see a few seagulls even if they did crap all over the windows
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The picture one up from the bottom has made me go all weak.

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The picture one up from the bottom has made me go all weak.


sorry lumps if you mean the 8150 i'm going to try and flip it round so you don't have to turn your computer on its side

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A man's tractor.

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Oooh, that's nice.

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a proper tractor and not a Fendt about


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Even I have had to do a small sex-wee.

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Lot of MF 38's over here. Come s/h outa west. and the Mf's. people seem to get on fine with them. easy self fix stuff.

Even seen a coupla dowdeswell ploughs..


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Lot of MF 38's over here. Come s/h outa west. and the Mf's. people seem to get on fine with them. easy self fix stuff.

Even seen a coupla dowdeswell ploughs..


yeah thats why the soon to be in-laws run the older masseys,he likes stuff that he can work on as he does contracting as well as his own so likes to be able to keep going.I like both tractors,but the 8250 has the edge on comfort.
it was my first full season on a combine to be honest but i really enjoyed driving it as its quite simple to operate and it can still manage 50 acres a day.

as for the ploughs you may notice that the one behind the 8250 is not the right colour for a dowdeswell as i had to give it alot of welding and plating love and a re-spray in the workshop-it had a hard life from its previous owners.but not from me as i'm a steady eddie...

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Lot of MF 38's over here. Come s/h outa west. and the Mf's. people seem to get on fine with them. easy self fix stuff.

Even seen a coupla dowdeswell ploughs..


yeah thats why the soon to be in-laws run the older masseys,he likes stuff that he can work on as he does contracting as well as his own so likes to be able to keep going.I like both tractors,but the 8250 has the edge on comfort.
it was my first full season on a combine to be honest but i really enjoyed driving it as its quite simple to operate and it can still manage 50 acres a day.

as for the ploughs you may notice that the one behind the 8250 is not the right colour for a dowdeswell as i had to give it alot of welding and plating love and a re-spray in the workshop-it had a hard life from its previous owners.but not from me as i'm a steady eddie...


Least I knew it was a plough. Same as most things I never look at the colour look at the job done and cost. Comfort for me is very simple. A decent seat and air conditioning that works when as normal we are over 30C. Never worried about a heater, if it's -30 C it too cold to do anything. Only exception is a combine harvesting late crops in the frosts.


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Danube wrote:
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Lot of MF 38's over here. Come s/h outa west. and the Mf's. people seem to get on fine with them. easy self fix stuff.

Even seen a coupla dowdeswell ploughs..


yeah thats why the soon to be in-laws run the older masseys,he likes stuff that he can work on as he does contracting as well as his own so likes to be able to keep going.I like both tractors,but the 8250 has the edge on comfort.
it was my first full season on a combine to be honest but i really enjoyed driving it as its quite simple to operate and it can still manage 50 acres a day.

as for the ploughs you may notice that the one behind the 8250 is not the right colour for a dowdeswell as i had to give it alot of welding and plating love and a re-spray in the workshop-it had a hard life from its previous owners.but not from me as i'm a steady eddie...


Least I knew it was a plough. Same as most things I never look at the colour look at the job done and cost. Comfort for me is very simple. A decent seat and air conditioning that works when as normal we are over 30C. Never worried about a heater, if it's -30 C it too cold to do anything. Only exception is a combine harvesting late crops in the frosts.


just out of interest Danube,are there many people from the uk out in your neck of the woods?as in an operating machinery capacity rather than managers etc.

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